Jack C. Turner

turnerProfessor, Director Medical and Allied Health Program
Comparative Physiology
Ph.D., University of California-Riverside

Office: LDB2301
(936) 294-2300
(936) 294-3873 
E-mail: jturner@shsu.edu


Research Interests

Physiological Ecology is an integrative approach as to how the functional and structural characteristics of organisms interact with their natural history and environmental parameters to enhance their chances for success in the exploitation of their habitat. These environmental adaptations are cogent to the concepts of Evolution Theory and occur at all levels of organization spanning the gamut from cell and molecular considerations of adaptation, to the patterns of behavior that prejudice a species survival.

Graduate Students

Jemison, J. 2007. Vegetation effects on East Texas mammal diversity. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences. December 2007.

Cano, J. Comparative accumulation of xenobiotic compounds between rural and urban white-tailed deer herds in southeastern Texas deer herds. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences.

Current Projects

The following projects are currently being completed in or with the collaboration of my laboratory:

Turner, J.C. and H.M. Strozier. Habitat survey and assessment for state and federal and state listed threatened and endangered species at Banning Vernal Pools, Riverside County, CA.

Turner, J.C. Population distribution and abundance of the ESA Listed Lyon's Pentachaeta (Pentachaeta lyonii) in Southern California and Channel Islands . Turner, J.C. and H.M. Strozier. Preliminary habitat evaluation for Peninsular Ranges bighorn sheep in the southeastern Santa Rosa Mountains, Riverside County, CA.

Turner, J.C., and H.M. Strozier. Impact of potentially toxic effluent rainfall sheet-flow from the Heartland Golf Course on federally endangered (ESA) Santa Rosa Plateau vernal pool ecosystem, Riverside County, CA.

Ramey, R. R., and J.C. Turner. Testing presumed subspecies uniqueness of the Los Angeles and Palm Springs Pocket mice.

Krausman, P.R., J.W. Cain III, S.S. Rosenstock, and J.C. Turner. Physiological responses of Nelson's bighorn sheep,Ovis canadensis nelsoni, to dehydration.

Recent Selected Publications

Turner, J.C., C.L. Douglas, C.R. Hallum, P.R. Krausman, and R.R. Ramey. 2004. Determination of critical habitat for the endangered Nelson's bighorn sheep in southern California . Wildlife Society Bulletin. 34(2): 427-448.

Cain, J.W. III, P.R. Krausman, S.S. Rosenstock, and J.C. Turner. 2005. Literature review and annotated bibliography: water requirements of desert ungulates. United States Geological Survey Open File Report SBC-SDRS-2005-1003. United States Geological Survey, Sonoran Desert Research Station, University of Arizona , Tucson , Arizona , USA.

Turner, J.C. 2005. Ixodid Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Survey in Southeastern Texas Southern Pine Forest . Journal of Medical Entomology. (Accepted for Publication).

Turner, J.C., C.L. Douglas, C.R. Hallum, P.R. Krausman, and R.R, Ramey. 2005. Ostermann's assumption of a flawed habitat model is premised on facts not in evidence: Turner et al. (2005) response to Ostermann et al. (2005). Wildlife Society Bulletin 33(4): 1465-1473.

Turner, J.C. and J. Cano. 2008. Demodectic Mange in a White-tailed Deer from Walker County, Texas. Journal of Medical Entomology 45(3): 572-575.

Turner, J.C. and J.O. Hall. 200-. Brain acetylcholinesterase activity of the American pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) collected from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. (In Review).

Turner, J.C. 200-. Ixodid Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Survey in Southeastern Texas Southern Pine Forest. Journal of Medical Entomology (Accepted for Publication).

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